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Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by joydivisi0n, Jul 23, 2013.
  1. bcowen
    There are settings for the ECC40 for the Hickok, but it needs an adapter too as there is no mini 8 pin socket. These things get more interesting with each new discovery. The pins are equidistant around the base -- no gap like in a 9-pinner or key like a 6SN7 to indicate socket orientation Instead there's a little bump molded into the bottle, which I expect lines up with a mark or detent on the socket. Now I gotta find an adapter for the Hickok. The settings are entirely different than for a 6SN7, so I'm assuming this adapter plugs into the 9 pin socket...

    ECC40 Bump.jpg
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  2. Paladin79
    7316 is what equivalent? 12au7 or 6922?

    Never I found it, I may have to try one in the BH Crack.
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  3. Wes S
    At that price, I am tempted to buy the one on the left. Free shipping, on top of that, is a steal of a deal! :wink: Seriously though, I would love to have those boxes, for my two 7316 tubes.
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  4. Wes S
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  5. TK16
    I have 7316 empty boxes myself plus 1 mint condition GEC A2900 box if anyone is interested. Boxes will have peanuts inside to increase its value.
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  6. bcowen
    7316 is a 12AU7 variant. Just like @Ripper2860 is a humanoid variant. :grimacing: A 7308 is the 6922 doppelganger.
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  7. bcowen
    Man, the peanuts make that almost irresistible, but I figure the prices are going to be in the "if you have to ask" range.

    I have some really low testing, nearly dead 7316's with *no* boxes if anyone is interested. Put 'em in TK's boxes, and sell them for big bucks on Ebay as "not tested, as-is, no returns."
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  8. TK16
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  9. Wes S
    Saw those angles getters, as well. You know what they say . . . the earlier the better.
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  10. Mr Trev
    A super nice guy on another forum offered to send me a couple to try on my Vali2 a bit ago. I've been pretty impressed with 'em so far (pics posted on the Vali2 thread).
    The rimlock sockets they're supposed to be used with are unique to say the least - probably the reason they never really caught on.
    The adapters he sent with the tubes (ecc40 to 6cg7) have a super precision sharpie mark to show how the tube is supposed to be aligned…
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  11. bcowen
    Good to know. Thanks! I'm looking forward to hearing it. Can't tell from your pic in the Vali 2 thread what flavor yours is? I see quite a few Philips, lots of Tungsrams, a few Valvos and a pair of Telefunkens floating around on Ebay right now. Prices are pretty decent, even for the Teles. But I hate to go on a binge here only to find that tube type doesn't wiggle my whiskers in the Lyr 3, but restraint is not a virtue I possess. I *did* just order a few sockets so I can make an adapter for the Hickok...just in case. :smile:

    Edit: I see there is a notch in the socket that will presumably line up with the 'bump' on the bottle. Of course when I wire it incorrectly it probably won't make a lot of difference. :cold_sweat:

    Ecc40 Socket.jpg
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  12. Strat1117
    Today’s roll - Hewlett-Packard labeled Amperex Holland. Quite delicious overall, the sweet treble is a perfect complement for the HD700s.


    As for the boxes, let the bidding begin....

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  13. Ripper2860
    VERY NICE!!!

    Seriously -- very nice tubes. My only foray into Amperex is 6DJ8 Bugle Boys, although I do have a pair of Amperex 7316s on loan that I'm still mulling over whether to buy.
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  14. Strat1117
    Thanks. Lucky eBay find. I suspect they are bugle boys relabeled for HP. I’d love to know what, if anything, is signified by the yellow paint on the tip.
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  15. Ripper2860
    The yellow paint typically means that it has passed additional / more stringent testing by Amperex for sale to HP for use in their measurement instruments. Tektronics (typically red tips) and HP as well as other mfg of calibration and testing equipment required the best of the best as far as tubes go!! Very good for you!!
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